campaign against arms trade

  • November 14, 2008

    Demonstrators will act as dead and blood-stained bodies, at the Baby Show in Manchester this morning. The action is a protest against the recent purchase of arms fairs by the Baby Show's owners, Clarion Events.

  • November 10, 2008

    The government unit responsible for promoting British exports, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), is facing calls for an end to its role in the arms trade, as activists launch a new campaign to keep up pressure on the suthorities.

  • November 5, 2008

    As the Spirit of Christmas Fair opened in London this morning, its owners Clarion Events faced ridicule over their complacent assertion that they were "entirely comfortable" with their recent purchase of arms fairs.

  • November 4, 2008

    Campaigners against the arms trade are recruiting Christmas characters to embarrass organisers of a family exhibition who are also backing death-dealing weapons exports. They are invoking the real 'reason for the season'.

  • October 30, 2008

    The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has today written to the BBC over its part in the MPH motor show, which opens today in London and whose owners Clarion Events have recently purchased arms fairs.

  • October 21, 2008

    An international watchdog which monitors corruption says the UK breached its obligations under international law when it cancelled a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation into arms deals between BAE Systems and Saudi Arabia.

  • October 19, 2008

    Clarion Events, owners of the Baby Show which opened in London on Friday, are facing a backlash against their involvement in the arms trade. One of the Show's main sponsors, Bounty, has confirmed that it would not be exhibiting.

  • September 18, 2008

    Clarion Events, organisers of exhibitions including the Baby Show and the Spirit of Christmas Fair, have announced their purchase of two arms fairs. This is in addition to the three arms fairs they bought in May 2008.

  • July 6, 2008

    Campaigners have said they are confident that an appeal to the House of Lords this week, by a Government agency concerning corruption in the arms trade, will fail.

  • July 4, 2008

    The Serious Fraud Office appeal against a judicial review judgment that said the BAE-Saudi corruption inquiry was stopped by the government unlawfully has been set for next week.